Exhibition: HOPE – A Story of Courage & Sacrifice with paintings by Yegonizer, Apr. 13 – May 30 2017 @ Nairobi National Museum
Opening Reception: Thursday, April 13, 2017
Venue: Creativity Gallery, Nairobi National Museum
Time: 10 am
Exhibition continues to May 30, 2017
Daily 8.30am to 5.30pm
Normal rates will apply
This Easter, we are going back in time, way back in time! 2,000 years ago to be precise. Join us at the Nairobi National Museum for an eye opening exhibition on the story of Easter. The exhibition opens on the 13th of April till end of May. There will be fun family activities on the 15th and 16th of April.
This fascinating story is told using a series of paintings by Evans Yegon and a collection of objects associated with Easter.
Evans Yegon, pseudonym Yegonizer, was born in Bomet Kenya in 1985. He studied fine art at Buruburu Institute of Fine Art (BIFA) and turned professional in 2008. Yegonizer is associated with Ivuka Art Centre Kigali and has exhibited his work extensively locally and internationally. His themes are mainly landscapes, portraits and religious art. He is currently based at the GoDown art centre.
Working in acrylics on canvas Yegonizer’s narratives are enigmatic and intense. The remarkably contemporary abstract realism he applies generates a compelling and daring effect. Working his backgrounds in seemingly random strokes, Yegonizer’s riotous disorder is a really thrilling way of making a realistic artwork additionally abstract.
The combination of Yegnoizer’s dominant paintings with the solemn objects of Christian reverence displayed in this exhibition creates a contrasting atmosphere of outward freedom and inward reflection.
This exhibition is not intended to convert the museum gallery to a religious shrine but rather to celebrate the season of Easter and provide museum visitors with an opportunity to enjoy beautiful art while learning about the origin of Easter and its relevance to Christians today.